- Saturday July 20th, 2019 @ 17:14
TEAM NEWS: Bohs Vs SAINTS (Sunday, 3pm)
St Patrick's Athletic return to SSE Airtricity League action on Sunday when they make the short trip to Dalymount Park to face Bohemians (kick-off 3pm).
The game is the first league game for the Saints in 2 weeks following Harry Kenny's side exit from the UEFA Europa League First Qualifying Round to Swedish side IFK Norrkoping on Thursday.
In team news, manager Harry Kenny will make a late call on the fitness on midfielder Conor Clifford who has a groin problem, while Gary Shaw is ruled out with a hamstring injury.
Looking ahead to Sunday's Dublin derby, Pat's boss Harry Kenny spoke to stpatsfc.com about the importance that the players take the positives from the European campaign and look to replicate the good form shown.
"We played well on Thursday and I was particularly delighted with the second half. We re-grouped from going on and got back in it. I couldn't have been prouder of the team."
"Since Thursday night though the focus changed and we've tried to rest up as best as possible and get the lads ready for Sunday's game as we really only have a little over 48 hours to recover. It's a good one for us as it's a Dublin Derby and a big game for us as if we win we are right on the tails of Bohs. It will be very demanding as we're coming in off a bruising encounter in Sweden, but we'll give it our all and try come away with a result."
Saints' midfielder Conor Clifford echoed the thoughts of his manager, as he stressed that the players are fully aware of the importance of the game in relation to the league standings as well as Dublin derby bragging rights too.
"Bohs on Sunday is another great game to be involved in with it being a derby. It's an important match as well as if we beat them we know we will just be two points behind them so it's one we are all looking forward to."
Tickets for the game can be bought HERE.